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Police charged 71 people for court in the Weala violence

Emmanuel Degleh/Jos Garneo Cephas Sr.
One of the violence scenes
One of the violence scenes

MARGIBI, LIBERIA - Police in Margibi County have charged and sent to court 71 people in connection with the April 1 violent protest in Weala.

They are being charged with rioting, theft of property, arson, terroristic threat, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and obstruction of people using the highway.

According to ELBC Correspondent, some of the 71 individuals have been transferred to the Monrovia Central Prison due to the lack of space at the Kakata Prison.

One of those charged and sent to court is the Commissioner of Sinta Township, Roland Johnson. Police has put the cost of damage done following the violent protest at more than US$ 230,000.

The disenchanted motorcyclists protest by motorcyclists backed by some Community residents led to the burning of two Weala-Police-Depots, a magisterial court and a car, also vandalized and looted other private facilities in the Weala Township, in Margibi County. 


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